CEO, MGM Resorts International
Jim Murren was named Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International in December 2008. He leads a company of 62,000 employees that provides world-class hospitality and entertainment experiences through its more than 15 resorts in China, Nevada, Michigan, and Mississippi.
He also serves as Chairman of MGM China, a Hong Kong-listed company in Macau.
Mr. Murren joined MGM in 1998 after spending more than a decade on Wall Street, where he was regarded as a leading analyst in the restaurant, hotel and gaming industries. His arrival at MGM coincided with a period of dramatic growth for the company, including the acquisitions of Mirage Resorts and Mandalay Resort Group.
In the United States, MGM was awarded approval to develop a resort at National Harbor, Md., near Washington, D.C. The Company also is s developing an urban resort in Springfield, Mass.
Mr. Murren is the visionary behind CityCenter, the unprecedented urban resort destination that opened on the Las Vegas Strip in 2009 featuring centerpiece ARIA Resort & Casino. CityCenter – a sophisticated mix of resorts, residences, conference facilities, dining and retail -- is the largest “green” development in the world. Using cutting-edge solutions, CityCenter demonstrates daily that sustainability enhances the guest experience.